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Rebates Available for Neighborhood Enhancement Lighting Program

Thursday October 22, 2015 12:10pm
Rebates Available for Neighborhood Enhancement Lighting Program

DUBUQUE, Iowa – As part of a community initiative to enhance neighborhood safety, residential property owners may qualify for rebates from the City of Dubuque for installing front or rear yard light fixtures that improve lighting of public sidewalks and alleys. Applicants must own property or reside in Dubuque.

Property owners may be eligible for a maximum rebate of $250 (for a total project minimum of $500) towards the purchase and installation of fixtures installed in their front yard or attached to the home. Property owners may be eligible for a maximum rebate of $100 (for a total project minimum of $200) towards the purchase and installation of fixtures installed in their rear yard or attached to the rear of the home or a garage in an alley.

Eligible fixtures include energy-efficient electric, gas, and solar lighting fixtures including LED and CFL lights and fixtures with photo-eye. Fixtures using incandescent bulbs and motion-sensitive lighting fixtures are not eligible for this rebate program.

To apply for a rebate, contact the City’s Building Services Department at 563-589-4150 or  building@cityofdubuque.org to arrange for a preliminary inspection of the site. All required inspections and permits must be completed to be eligible to receive the rebate. After the plan is approved and lighting is installed, applicants must complete an application form available at City Hall at 50 W 13th St. or at www.cityofdubuque.org/yardlighting and return it to the Building Services Department along with any requested supporting documentation. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is for new installation only, not for previously installed fixtures.

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